Jewish Studies (JWST)Arts and Sciences

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Course descriptions provided by the Courses of Study 2020-2021.

JWST 1102

Intended for beginners. Provides a thorough grounding in reading, writing, grammar, oral comprehension, and speaking. Students who complete the course are able to function in basic situations ... view course details

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: HEBRW 1102

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  4263JWST 1102  SEM 101

    • MTWRFOnline Meeting
    • Feb 8 - May 14, 2021
    • Shoer, S

  • Instruction Mode: Online
    For scheduling conflicts, contact instructor.

Enrollment Information
Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: HEBRW 1102

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  4266JWST 1102  SEM 102

    • MTWRFOnline Meeting
    • Feb 8 - May 14, 2021
    • Shoer, S

  • Instruction Mode: Online

JWST 1777

Intended for advanced beginners. Builds further competence in reading, writing, oral comprehension, speaking and grammar. Course material is presented and discussed in the context of Ashkenazi ... view course details

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Syllabi: 1 available
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: GERST 1777NES 1777

  • 2 Credits GradeNoAud

  •  8338JWST 1777  SEM 101

    • WOnline Meeting
    • Feb 8 - May 14, 2021
    • Forman, D

  • Instruction Mode: Online
    No audits permitted.

JWST 2100

The course is aimed at training students in exact and idiomatic Hebrew, expanding vocabulary and usage of grammatical knowledge, and acquiring facility of expression in both conversation and writing. Uses ... view course details

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: HEBRW 2100

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  4254JWST 2100  SEM 101

    • MWFOnline Meeting
    • Feb 8 - May 14, 2021
    • Shoer, S

  • Instruction Mode: Online
    For scheduling conflicts, contact instructor.

JWST 2167

Representations of masculinity play important roles in modern Hebrew texts. Through introduction to scholarship on gender and sexuality, students learn to critically analyze Hebrew texts featuring such ... view course details

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: NES 2167

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 18223JWST 2167  SEM 101

    • MWOnline Meeting
    • Feb 8 - May 14, 2021
    • Hollander, P

  • Instruction Mode: Online

JWST 2522

This course examines the production and exchange of wine, beer, coffee and tea, and the social and ideological dynamics involved in their consumption. We start in ancient Egypt and Mesopotamia, and end ... view course details

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: ARKEO 2522CLASS 2630NES 2522

  • 3 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  7763JWST 2522  LEC 001

    • TROnline Meeting
    • Feb 8 - May 14, 2021
    • Monroe, C

  • Instruction Mode: Online

JWST 2580

How is the memory of the Holocaust kept alive by means of the literary and visual imagination? Within the historical context of the Holocaust and how and why it occurred, we shall examine major and widely ... view course details

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: COML 2580ENGL 2580

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  6708JWST 2580  LEC 001

    • TROnline Meeting
    • Feb 8 - May 14, 2021
    • Schwarz, D

  • Instruction Mode: Online

JWST 2585

The rap superstar Drake, comedian Ilana Glazer, and muscleman Zac Efron are just three of the millennial Jewish stars examined in this course. We will ask how millennial Jewish stars depict Jewishness ... view course details

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Syllabi: 1 available
  • 19085JWST 2585  LEC 001

    • TROnline Meeting
    • Feb 8 - May 14, 2021
    • Branfman, J

  • Instruction Mode: Online

JWST 2599

This course explores the history of medicine and other sciences in the ancient Near East, broadly defined. In addition to medicine, the other scientific disciplines covered in this course include mathematics, ... view course details

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: NES 2599RELST 2599

  • 3 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 18209JWST 2599  LEC 001

    • MWOnline Meeting
    • Feb 8 - May 14, 2021
    • Mokhtarian, J

  • Instruction Mode: Online

JWST 2601

The pyramids and mummies of Egypt, the ziggurats of Babylonia, and the armies of Assyria are all part of the legacy of the ancient Near East. This course serves as a basic introduction to the history, ... view course details

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: NES 2601

  • 3 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 18886JWST 2601  LEC 001

    • TROnline Meeting
    • Feb 8 - May 14, 2021
    • Tenney, J

  • Instruction Mode: Online

JWST 2644

This course is an introduction to Jewish identities, values, and practices from the ancient to modern era. Organized thematically, it examines Judaism as a religious phenomenon, with a particular emphasis ... view course details

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: NES 2644RELST 2644

  • 3 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  7767JWST 2644  LEC 001

    • MWOnline Meeting
    • Feb 8 - May 14, 2021
    • Mokhtarian, J

  • Instruction Mode: Online

JWST 2790

What does it mean to call a film is "Jewish"? Does it have to represent Jewish life? Does it have to feature characters identifiable as Jews? If artists who identify as Jews—actors, directors, screenwriters, ... view course details

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Syllabi: none
  • 17412JWST 2790  LEC 001

    • TROnline Meeting
    • Feb 8 - May 14, 2021
    • Shapiro, E

  • Instruction Mode: Online

JWST 3102

This is the second course in our third-year Modern Hebrew language sequence. Like its predecessor, it focuses on developing speech proficiency, reading and listening comprehension, and writing. It does ... view course details

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: HEBRW 3102

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 18287JWST 3102  SEM 101

    • MTWROnline Meeting
    • Feb 8 - May 14, 2021
    • Hollander, P

  • Instruction Mode: Online

JWST 3108

The course develops advanced Hebrew language proficiency through study of Israeli culture's diachronic development. Like HEBRW 3105, this course prioritizes reading comprehension through close reading ... view course details

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: HEBRW 3108

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 17965JWST 3108  SEM 101

    • TROnline Meeting
    • Feb 8 - May 14, 2021
    • Hollander, P

  • Instruction Mode: Online

JWST 3535

This course is an introduction to Jewish philosophy – from Biblical texts to 20th century work. Our inquiries will span metaphysics, epistemology, ethics, philosophy of religion, and political philosophy. ... view course details

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: PHIL 3535RELST 3535

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 18955JWST 3535  LEC 001

    • TROnline Meeting
    • Feb 8 - May 14, 2021
    • Hubner, K

  • Instruction Mode: Online

JWST 3655

This course examines the historic diversity of the modern Middle East, exploring histories of inter-communal contact and conflict. We begin by investigating the legacy of the Ottoman Empire and the impact ... view course details

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Syllabi: 1 available
  • 18204JWST 3655  LEC 001

    • TROnline Meeting
    • Feb 8 - May 14, 2021
    • Starr, D

  • Instruction Mode: Online

JWST 4310

Topic: The Late Medieval Devotional Image. A commonplace in the scholarly literature surrounding late medieval visual culture in Spain is that it was always "late".  The Spaniards lagged behind the Italians ... view course details

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Syllabi: none
  • Topic: The Late Medieval Devotional Image

  • 16841JWST 4310  SEM 101

    • MOnline Meeting
    • Feb 8 - May 14, 2021
    • Robinson, C

  • Instruction Mode: Online

JWST 4628

What is "Gnosticism" and why has it come to be so hotly debated among scholars and in our contemporary media? What is the Gospel of Judas and are its ideas "heretical"? Who wrote the Gospel of Thomas and ... view course details

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Syllabi: none
  • 18003JWST 4628  SEM 101

    • WOnline Meeting
    • Feb 8 - May 14, 2021
    • Haines-Eitzen, K

  • Instruction Mode: Online

JWST 4659

This course examines the raw materials and discursive processes by which Biblical scribes fabricated a history of ancient Israel that featured static and defensible geographic and genealogical boundaries. ... view course details

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Syllabi: none
  • 17855JWST 4659  SEM 101

    • MOnline Meeting
    • Feb 8 - May 14, 2021
    • Monroe, L

  • Instruction Mode: Online

JWST 4721

This course focuses on issues of conflict, peace, and reconciliation in Israel and the Palestinian Territories as well as Sub-Saharan Africa. Both regions exemplify how issues ranging from nationalism ... view course details

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Syllabi: none
  •  7577JWST 4721  SEM 101

  • Instruction Mode: Online
    Taught in Washington, DC. This is part of the Cornell in Washington program. Essay required for selective admission to field-trip.

JWST 4992

For undergraduates who wish to obtain research experience or do extensive reading on a special topic.  Students select a topic in consultation with the faculty member who has agreed to supervise ... view course details

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1-6 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  6666JWST 4992  IND 601

    • TBA
    • Feb 8 - May 14, 2021
    • Staff

  • Instruction Mode: Independent Studies

JWST 6310

Topic: The Late Medieval Devotional Image. A commonplace in the scholarly literature surrounding late medieval visual culture in Spain is that it was always "late".  The Spaniards lagged behind the Italians ... view course details

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Syllabi: none
  • Topic: The Late Medieval Devotional Image

  • 16847JWST 6310  SEM 101

    • MOnline Meeting
    • Feb 8 - May 14, 2021
    • Robinson, C

  • Instruction Mode: Online

JWST 6370

In the last decades, "Holocaust Studies" witnessed an extraordinary expansion, covering different fields of scholarship, from history to literature, from philosophy to aesthetics.  This seminar will retrace ... view course details

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Syllabi: none
  • 20728JWST 6370  SEM 101

    • MOnline Meeting
    • Feb 8 - May 14, 2021
    • Traverso, E

  • Instruction Mode: Online

JWST 6659

This course examines the raw materials and discursive processes by which Biblical scribes fabricated a history of ancient Israel that featured static and defensible geographic and genealogical boundaries. ... view course details

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Syllabi: none
  • 17852JWST 6659  SEM 101

    • MOnline Meeting
    • Feb 8 - May 14, 2021
    • Monroe, L

  • Instruction Mode: Online